Saturday, September 25, 2010

The 7 (Seven) Wonders in Rusian Land; very Beautiful and interesting

Russia organized a national contest to select the seven most beautiful destinations the country has to offer.

1. The Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal ( meaning "nature lake" ) is the world's oldest and deepest lake. Located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia the body of water is also known as the "Pearl of Siberia".(wikipedia)

2.The Valley of the Geysers

The Valley of Geysers is the only geyser field in mainland Eurasia and the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This place list of UNESCO World Heritage.

3. Mother Motherland monument

Mother Motherland monument is the name of several monuments in various cities of the former Soviet Union. Motherland is a symbol made during the World War II to mobilize Soviet people.

4. Peterhof Palace

The Peterhof Palace is actually a series of palaces and gardens located in St Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These Palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". The palace-ensemble along with the city centre is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site(wikipedia). This place is regarded as the best tourist attractions in all of Russia.

5. Saint Basil’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of Intercession of Theotokos on the Moat ( popularly known as Saint Basil's Cathedral ) is a Russian Orthodox cathedral erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. The cathedral has been part of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990.(wikipedia)

6. Poles of the Komi Republic

No one knows how long ago they were created, but for sure scientists know that only nature could create such a thing. Estimated age is 200 million years and their height is 42 meters at most (~140 feet.)

7. Elbrus

The mountain is the highest point in Russia and some people believe that it is also the highest point in Europe. Lots of tourists, ski and snowboaring lovers visit this place yearly. Its height is 5600 meters which is 18600 feet. (link)


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